• CCAC Public Safety Institute

    The Institute was established in the early 1980s, predominately offering Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs. In the early 1990s CCAC expanded the mission of the Institute to include EMS, Fire, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Vehicle Operations and Emergency Management. PSI trains approximately 15,000 students per year in public safety programs in Allegheny, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren and Washington Counties. Emergency Medical Services includes popular training in:

    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
    Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
    Fire, rescue and HAZMAT
    PSI Training & Education Partnership (TEP)

    CCAC PSI offers a Training & Education Partnership (TEP) pay-as-you-go program for emergency services agencies in western Pennsylvania with an annual maximum cost of training for qualifying members. Fees are program-based for the required minimum number of students per course. See the CCAC PSI Fire & Rescue Course Fee Catalog for courses.

    New! EMT Refresher Training Coming in May
    EMTs must regularly participate in educational programs which review the essential components of the national standard curriculum (NSC) as well as those which provide exposure to new knowledge and skills resulting from advances in emergency medical care. A new EMT Refresher course is now available. See the EMT Refresher Information Packet and Schedule for information, dates and location.

    BLS Provider Training 
    For those looking for a BLS Provider courses see the BLS Provider Course Packet and Schedule for details and location.

    EMT & BLS Provider Training Registering Now for 2017
    Classes are available and registering now for 2017 for those seeking EMT and BLS Provider training in Southwestern PA. See the EMR Information Packet and Schedule, the EMT Information Packet and Schedule, BLS Provider Course Packet and Schedule and AEMT Course Packet and Schedule for information, dates and locations. 

    American Heart Association (AHA) Programs
    CCAC is a certified CTC (Community Training Center) where instructors can align and where AHA training is offered in Heartsaver CPR/AED, Heartsaver First Aid, BLS Provider (also known as Professional Rescue CPR), BLS Instructor, and both HeartCode® ACLS and HeartCode® PALS. Read more >

    Recertification is also available for anyone involved in public safety as well as for members of the general public who are interested in learning more and includes Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma Life Support training for both Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) providers.

  • CCAC Public Safety Institute
    West Hills Center
    1000 McKee Road – Suite 1100
    Oakdale, PA 15071
    Phone: 412.237.2500
    Fax: 412.788.2194
    psi@ccac.edu